American Airlines Flight 443 was grounded at JFK Airport after the problem emerged, officials said. Passenger Conchita DiGregorio talked about how the incident caused problems for her honeymoon.
An American Airlines flight headed to Miami had to return to Kennedy Airport Monday after some of the seats became loose on the plane, the second such incident on an American Airlines plane since the weekend.
American Airlines Flight 443 has been grounded at Kennedy Airport, officials say. No further information was immediately available.
On Saturday, Boston-to-Miami flight 685 made an emergency landing at Kennedy Airport when a row of seats became loose.
The airline said in a statement that the passengers aboard the flight were placed on another aircraft for Saturday's trip to Miami. An initial internal investigation has indicated there may be an issue with a certain model of seats and how they fit into the tracking.
"Out of an abundance of caution, American has decided to proactively reinspect eight 757s today that could possibly have this same issue," the statement read. "The seats were installed by American maintenance and contract maintenance. The issue does not seem to be tied to any one maintenance facility or one workgroup."